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My First Grade Teacher At The Age Of Five Years Essay

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I began attending school at the age of five years. In those days Kindergarten had not been invented. Although I remember my first grade teacher, Miss Lillian Bush, quite well, I recollect little about the classroom activities. I remember the “Sage grass” forts, the games we played and some things I won’t mention. I have held on to a vivid image of the school house, but the education part is not that clear. My father often talked about the Oak Hill School on Blackjack Mountain. It was a one room school house; however, we were modern at Romance where I attended. We had a four room school house and a stage, “to boot.” There was a foldaway wall between two of the class room and by folding it, an auditorium was created. Miss Bush taught the Arithmetic Class aided by a “Bead Board” and most students favored that class. Her “Bead Board” had the appearance of a giant Abacus; although, I had never seen an Abacus at that time. Anyhow, my classmates and I were taught Addition, Subtraction and the Multiplication Table and enjoyed watching Miss Bush operate her “Bead Board” at the same time. And, somewhere along the way we became conscious of the difference in a day and a thousand years. A number of years beyond the first grade, these words from Peter came to my attention:, “But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (II Peter 3:8) A superficial reading of that verse might cause one to
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